ABAG Home Quake Safety Toolkit


Get Your Home or Apartment STRUCTURE in Shape

Is my home, condo or apartment healthy enough to stand up to a quake?


Steps for Strengthening
  Retrofit "Plan Set" for Seismic Retrofit for Your Contractor
Contractors, Engineers, and Home Inspectors
Success Stories of Families and Apartment Owners
FAQs, Resources, and Money for Retrofitting
Get Your Home or Apartment CONTENTS in Shape

Do I need to be concerned about my home's contents breaking or injuring me?


Secure Water Heaters, Cupboards, and Furniture
Chimney Safety Information
  Videos of House Contents on "Shake Table"
Other Resources

How important is an emergency plan to my family?


Make a Plan and Know What to Do
Emergency Supplies
Natural Gas Safety and ShutOff Valves
  Other Resources

ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments, is the regional planning and services agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
The writing and production of the materials and reports of this page and the others in this section of the ABAG Earthquake Program web site were funded in large part by Grant No. 03HQGR0010 from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as well as by the Association of Bay Area Governments. Some additional funding related to retrofit of single-family homes was received from the American Red Cross Bay Area through a grant from the Allstate Foundaion. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies. Last updated 11/5/07 by jbp.